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The social life of small urban spaces / [presented by] Direct Cinema Limited ; [produced by] The Municipal Art Society of New York ; [a film] by William H. Whyte.

Contributor(s): Whyte, William Hollingsworth | Bainbridge Brass Quintet | Direct Cinema Ltd | Municipal Art Society of New York | Street Life Project.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSanta Monica, CA : Direct Cinema Limited, [2005?]Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 9781559746878 ; 1559746874 .Subject(s): Pedestrian areas -- Social aspects -- United States | Public spaces -- United States | Open spaces -- Social aspects -- United States | Plazas -- Social aspects -- United States | Parks -- Social aspects -- United StatesGenre/Form: Documentary films. | Nonfiction films. DDC classification: 307.76 WHY
Production Credits: Photography, William H. Whyte, Marilyn Russell ; music by Bainbridge Brass Quintet.
Summary: Documents William H. Whyte's research on the design and use of small urban spaces. Investigates the factors which encourage and inhibit the use of plazas and parks, and makes recommendations for their successful design. Whyte's strongly humanist approach takes pleasure in all facets of the urban environment, from the "undesirables" and "street people" who often gravitate to open spaces, to pushcart vendors. He sees the street as a "River of life," noting that people come to these parks and plazas not to escape from the city, but to partake of it.
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DVD DVD Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
307.76 WHY A01209 (Browse shelf) Available S57 A01209

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979. Released on videocassette, 1988.

Photography, William H. Whyte, Marilyn Russell ; music by Bainbridge Brass Quintet.


Documents William H. Whyte's research on the design and use of small urban spaces. Investigates the factors which encourage and inhibit the use of plazas and parks, and makes recommendations for their successful design. Whyte's strongly humanist approach takes pleasure in all facets of the urban environment, from the "undesirables" and "street people" who often gravitate to open spaces, to pushcart vendors. He sees the street as a "River of life," noting that people come to these parks and plazas not to escape from the city, but to partake of it.

DVD-R; Region 1; Fullscreen (1:33 aspect ratio); NTSC; Dolby digital.

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